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Page County Supervisors approved Thomas Nordhues of rural Clarinda as the county’s safety coordinator on Sept 3. He was interviewed, along with two others, on Friday, Aug. 30.

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The 150th Anniversary of Immanuel Lutheran Church was celebrated Sept. 1, at the church in rural Clarinda. One of the highlights was the presence of many guests. Several former pastors and teachers participated in the event.

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All area high school students and their parents are invited to learn more about their college options at the Southwest Iowa College Fair 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, and 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 24. The fair will be held at the Shenandoah National Guard Armory, at 601 W. Ferg…

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“I just want to get my child through eighth grade,” my friend Jon told me. “I expected middle school to be tough, but not this tough.” In seventh grade, his daughter’s friends shunned her when she broke up with a boy who told everyone she had fabricated the relationship. “It was the perfect …

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Senior government officials, including some in the White House, privately expressed concern that the Trump administration’s nearly $30 billion bailout for farmers needed stronger legal backing, according to multiple people who participated in the planning.

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Poorer Americans are much less likely to survive into their 70s and 80s than rich Americans, a stark life-expectancy divide compounded by the nation’s growing disparities in wealth, according to a federal report.

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Information about selected sites of historical interest in Clarinda will be provided during a two-day event in the community Saturday, Sept. 14, and Sunday, Sept. 15.

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At least three facilities in Clarinda submitted applications for a new electric vehicle fast-charging station Friday, Aug. 30, to MidAmerican Energy Company.

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During a dedication ceremony for the Clarinda Municipal Hospital on Sept. 12, 1939, Mayor M.M. Dryden praised the cooperative effort that had brought the new facility into existence.

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Dr. Arif Afridi and wife Zeeni drove by the same Shore Motors where they once purchased a car and saw Weil’s Clothing Store was still open.

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About $200,000 more than what was expected, the Page County Board of Supervisors rejected both bids Tuesday, Aug. 27 for a proposed office building for the secondary roads department.

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A free library program open to all ages at 2 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 26 at the Lied Public Library in Clarinda. This program provides a general hospice overview that includes the hospice philosophy, eligibility, covered services and products, funding and the hospice/nursing team. Program presented by Care Initiatives.

Hospice 101

When the doctor says, “Hospice,” most people are at a stressful time in their lives and do not know how to respond. This seminar provides basic information about hospice services to help ease some of that stress. The multi-faceted hospice team coordinates care with the patient, family, and caregivers to improve the quality of life at the end of life. Patient and family-driven, the hospice team focuses on providing comfort and support during this time. The philosophy of hospice, eligibility for hospice services, funding and covered hospice services, plus support for the family and caregivers will be discussed in this seminar.

Care Initiatives Hospice has been providing comfort and support for hospice patients in southwest Iowa for ten years. Our hospice services are provided where the patient and family desire – in nursing facilities, private homes, assisted living facilities, or hospitals. The hospice staff receives specialized training to meet the needs of our patients and their caregivers during this time.

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The previously known as Boulders Inn and Suites of Clarinda has finalized converting to Cobblestone Inn & Suites.

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IAMO Telephone Company gave $5,000 to the city of Burlington Junction, Missouri, and the Blazers city youth baseball program for ball field improvements.

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Petitions to run for city council and school boards in Page County and Clarinda Regional Health Center board positions are available this week.

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Clarinda had several new staff members waiting to greet students Friday, Aug. 23, as classes resumed in the school district.

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South Page has added four new teachers for the 2018-2019 school year. Classes started Friday, Aug. 23, in the South Page Community School District.

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Motivated to put the public health department in a more easily accessible location, the Page County Board of Supervisors offered $92,500 for what is known as the education building of the former First United Methodist Church in Clarinda.

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Thirty-two Iowa Farm Bureau leaders from across the state visited Washington, D.C. recently to discuss critical farm issues and the impacts with their elected officials during the annual summer Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) national policy trip.

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Page County Board of Supervisors met John Schwab Aug. 20 who was hired earlier this month by the county conservation board as its new executive director.

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Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1612 P Avenue located north of Clarinda, will celebrate its 150th anniversary Sunday, Sept. 1.

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Agricultural producers reported they were not able to plant crops on more than 19.4 million acres in 2019, according to a new report released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). This marks the most prevented plant acres reported since USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) began releasin…

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Bond has been set at $2.2 million for April Montello-Roberts, who faces felony charges in connection with two murders and the attempted murders of police officers during a pursuit early Aug. 7 that ended in the 1400 block of Indian Hills Road in Council Bluffs.

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            About $200,000 more than what was expected, the Page County Board of Supervisors rejected both bids Tuesday, Aug. 27 for a proposed office building for the secondary roads department.

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Proposals for two community improvement projects were presented to the Clarinda City Council Wednesday, Aug. 14, at Clarinda City Hall.

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The public support of the arts should be on the same level as the economy, taxes, foreign diplomacy and any other campaign issue, according to speakers at the Iowa Arts Forum held Wednesday, Aug. 14 at the Clarinda Carnegie Arts Museum.

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The combined efforts of Page County farmers and German laborers from a prison camp in Clarinda were instrumental in assuring that the United States reached strategic goals in World War II.

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In a contest to find the best grocery bagger in the state, Ethan Dunn, who works at the Price Chopper store in Johnston,finished first. The Iowa Best Bagger contest was held Friday, August 9, at the Iowa State Fairgrounds, where Dunn claimed the Iowa Best Bagger title, a trophy, a $500 cash …

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U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne released the following statement on the news, first reported by Reuters, that the President intervened and personally approved the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) biofuel waivers: 

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An update on a facilities assessment study currently underway in the Clarinda School District was given to the Board of Education during its meeting Wednesday, Aug.14.

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Members of Congress are considering proposals to deal with gun violence in the United States, Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, said in Clarinda Thursday, Aug. 15.

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Democrat candidate for president and South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg will lay out a forward-looking plan to deal with the urgency of the moment and secure the health of all rural Americans by guaranteeing affordable health care for rural communities, expanding telehealth, increasin…

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Is your Family Physician the best of the best? Do they go above and beyond to care for their patients? Are they active in the community?  Do you think they deserve the 2019 Family Physician on the Year Award?  If so, we want to hear about them!

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Technology will have a significant impact on the safety of the Clarinda Cardinals when they buckle up their chinstraps for the 2019 football season.

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Teresa Minard of Clarinda has had a long-term fascination with gingham, a fabric easily recognizable by its distinctive checkered pattern.

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For the first time ever, lap and shoulder belts will be required on all new school buses purchased by Iowa school districts and state-accredited nonpublic schools beginning this fall, according to rules adopted Thursday, Aug. 1 by the State Board of Education.